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Defense Plant Corporation
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Greetings fellow Porterfield admirers. Back in March, Andy posted about an LP-65 on Barnstormers. The ad called it a "warbird" because it was transferred to the Defense Plant Corporation (DPC) in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Gelston May 15.

Defense Plant Corporation

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Started Apr 28

Trim “jack screw” lube
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Any advice for lubricating the  threaded portion of the trim adjustment under the pilots seat?  My A&P suggested silicone spray lube as it is dry and wouldn’t attract any contaminants like LPS3…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Shayne Apr 3.

Pitch Trim Placard
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Hello, Does anyone know where I might acquire an additional trim placard like the one in my attached photo? Or maybe something similar that would be appropriate for the Collegiate’s trim set…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Shayne Jan 11.

 

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249er at Heritage Flight Museum

We visited Apollo 8 astronaut Major General William Anders Heritage Flight Museum at Skagit Municipal Airport (KBVS) a few weeks ago. They had us park our Porterfield in one of their hangers while we visited. We were quite honored! It’s a great…
Jun 3
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May 23
Andy Gelston replied to Mark Shayne's discussion Defense Plant Corporation
"The DPC bought a lot of Collegiate type aircraft and issued them to contracted flight schools participating in the Civilian Pilot Training Program. For instance, Interstate Aircraft's sole buyer of all their Cadets was the DPC. They never sold…"
May 15
Mark Shayne replied to Mark Shayne's discussion Propeller for CP 65
"I have an update on this: I did go with a beautiful factory new Sensenich 72/44, and for our config it works great. Solo indicated airspeed is 90mph at 2150 rpm. With an adult sized passenger, we indicate 86mph at 2150. We didn't seem to give…"
Apr 29
Mark Shayne commented on Bobby Jones's blog post ????
"Hi Bobby, I find that interesting as well. Ours is placarded “solo front seat only.” There’s a YouTube video of them flying a CP 65 at old Rhinebeck aerodrome in New York and soloing from the rear. Ours was originally an LP 65 but…"
Apr 29
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Apr 28
Mark Shayne posted a discussion

Defense Plant Corporation

Greetings fellow Porterfield admirers. Back in March, Andy posted about an LP-65 on Barnstormers. The ad called it a "warbird" because it was transferred to the Defense Plant Corporation (DPC) in 1942-1944. Our Skinny Bird NC27249, was also owned by the DPC from 3/12/43 until 8/8/44. What is the consensus on this qualification for such status? I would imagine DPC used these birds for primary pilot training to support our country's defense efforts. Every Cub, Champ, Luscombe andT-Craft must have…See More
Apr 28
Mark Shayne replied to Mark Shayne's discussion Trim “jack screw” lube
"Thanks Andy. "
Apr 3
Andy Gelston replied to Mark Shayne's discussion Trim “jack screw” lube
"I always used grease, but the silicone should work, provided all the existing lube has been washed off. Esso put out a lube chart for the Collegiate. I'll have to look through my files for it and scan it to post here."
Apr 3
Mark Shayne posted a discussion

Trim “jack screw” lube

Any advice for lubricating the  threaded portion of the trim adjustment under the pilots seat?  My A&P suggested silicone spray lube as it is dry and wouldn’t attract any contaminants like LPS3 might. The mechanism works fine dry, but I’d sure like to help it out so it will last longer. See More
Apr 3
Mark Shayne replied to Mark Shayne's discussion Pitch Trim Placard
"Jerry Turner could be a good source for placards for someone finishing a restoration. I was able to find someone to make an additional trim placard to add to the rear of the pilot seat for the passenger. "
Jan 11
Andy Gelston replied to Mark Shayne's discussion Pitch Trim Placard
"I contacted Jerry Turner about reproducing the placards on the drawing (see IMG_6071.jpeg, above) and he replied: "I can make the 8 plate set of Porterfield Aircraft Placards for a total of $1,480.00 which will include insured shipping. We…"
Jan 10
Andy Gelston replied to Mark Shayne's discussion Pitch Trim Placard
"Oh cool! I haven't seen this drawing before. I'll send it Jerry at Nostalgic Reflections to get a price quote from him to make up a set. He uses screen printing that looks great. Thank you, Mark! The rear stick can rub the front seatback,…"
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Dec 29, 2023
Mark Shayne replied to Mark Shayne's discussion Pitch Trim Placard
Dec 17, 2023
Andy Gelston replied to Mark Shayne's discussion Pitch Trim Placard
"I've never seen placards for the trim, Mark. Where are you thinking of placing it? On the seatback in the rear? Jerry at Nostalgic Reflections makes replacement Porterfield data plates (https://www.nostalgicreflections.com/index.html), he could…"
Dec 16, 2023

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My wife and I are the proud owners and caretakers NC27249, #738, a 1940 LP65 (with a Continental 65). This airplane was purchased new by my wife’s grandfather who owned it until about the time the war started. My wife’s father was able to reacquire it in the early 90s in need of restoration. It sat for many years, and was finally restored to pristine conditions in 2015. It’s so cool that my wife and I both get to fly her grandfathers airplane.
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LP 65 hub caps

Hello, I've heard that L5 Hub caps will work on the Porterfield. Anybody have any ideas of others that might? I think they would look sharp on our old girl. Thanks Mark NC27249

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

Landing Gear Rubber

I recently replaced the landing gear rubber on our 1940 LP65. The old ones were cracked and sagging and in dire need of replacement. I talked with Leroy Blum about this via the telephone, and he was very informative. I acquired the rubber stock from L.A. Rubber at a reasonable cost. On this website, I found a link to a photo of the original blueprint showing the proper dimensions (diameter, square hole size, and radius of corners) Near our airport, Arlington Municipal (AWO), I found an… Continue

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:44am on July 11, 2015, Mark Shayne said…
By the way ours is an LP65, NC27249
 
 
 

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